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Daniel Faith
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Does anyone have a good Christian theme or use for a lota bowl?
I just came across a jumbo one. It's good for 26 pours according to the paper.
It's usually used as a running gag but there has to be something more.
I would appreciate anyone sharing their thoughts and/or ideas on the lota bowl.

I thought of using a red colored water to represent the blood of Christ. One could continue to return to the bowl after each effect and simply state: Remember the blood of Christ was shed for you. NOt sure the red will be seen from stage. Haven't done any hands on experimenting yet.
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I use the Lota bowl to use the everlasting nature of our baptism. Martin Luther talks about clothing ourselves in our baptism daily. I talk about how there are times I only think about my baptism once... and pour out the water. But then later on in the day I find another time were I remember God claimed me in these waters... etc.

When I use it I pour the water directly into the Baptismal Fount.

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Check out 1 Kings 17:14. When I perform the effect I use it to illustrate the story of Elijah. It's an object lesson on faith.

This will probably raise discussion on using magic tricks to re-create the story of miracles, but I've done it this way for a long time. I just introduce it by saying it is a trick that I do to show a miracle that God did.

I'm sure there will some (many?) who will not agree with performing this way, so....fire away!

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Daniel Faith
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Thanks John and Terry.
Anyone else have any ideas?
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Dennis Zech uses the bowl to illustrate God giving water from the rock in the wilderness with Moses. Just speak to it and the water comes. When Moses disobeyed and struck the rock, he was judged. I thought it worked well.
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"My Cup Runneth Over"

To set this as a Bizarre Piece Smile you could do an acted, silent piece, not in "costume", one spot on you, set to SIMPLE instrumental music where you illustrate prayer and how God fills your "cup" with living water (music should illustrate the sound of water) so you may continually drink, and when it is empty, it is filled again so you may never thirst. Of course, build in drama and human frailty and faith issues. You could make this a very powerful and poignant piece. I would bet if you do this right, you could hear a pin drop.
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That's a good idea Clifford.
It reminds me of Jeff McBride rainmaker except he doesn't use a Lota Bowl.
I would love to get the rights to that for my show!
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I saw a pastor do one year ago and he talk about blessing. Just when we think God has no more blessing for us he does that when you pour more water out.
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Another excellent illustration using this illusion is when God miraculously provides for the widow's need by giving her oil to sell. She borrows vessels from her neighbors and then proceeds to fill them from a jar of oil she has in her house. Elisha tells her to not borrow a few - but a lot of vessels (jars). She has her sons continue to bring them to her, and she fills each one. Finally she asks her sons for more jars, but they are all full. And... the oil stops! Read about this in II Kings 4:1-7. Just make sure your audience knows that this is not a miracle by God - but a secret that only you know. I find that when I share with an audience that it is best to state, "I have no magical powers, only a secret you do not know!" When asked, "How you do that?" I simply ask - "Can you keep a secret?" The response always seems to best "YES". I simply state, "So can I!"

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I used it on Good Friday one year during a Seven Words from the Cross service and my assigned word was "I thirst." I spoke on an unquenchable thirst for righteousness and its fulfillment in Christ whose thirst in Jesus was not just in the flesh but for the living waters.

I used in in the guise of water for a dry cough.

First pour, expectedly nothing.

Second pour, couple of murmurs "Ummm."

Third pour, "Whoa" the whole audience now knows something is up.

Fourth pour and on, they were with me all the way.

I still have people remind me of that message.


I have, also, used the dollar bill ring fold in community lenten service to speak about wealth versus service and care for neighbor. It, too, created a humongusly memorable impact.
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A thought:

Instead of appearing to be recreating Biblical miracles(which as mentioned above does seem to have some problems with it), what if you invert the use of the Lotta bowl, and let its continual flowing of water represent the unfulfilling nature of the world and what it provides. This would be in contrast to satisfying nature of a relationship with God (Is 55)

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I always use the lottabowl to illustrate the story of the woman at the well. when Jesus tells her that with the water of the spirit she shall never thirst again.
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Some really good ideas!
Feel free to ring in with more ideas gentlemen (and ladies).
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